Lantiq chipset enables DSL vectoring
Lantiq has introduced its new VDSL chipset family supporting both bonded and vectored DSL.
The company said that gateway designs based on the new chipset, the Xway VRX300, can reach data rates of 200 Mbps (two pair bonded) and up to 150 Mbps (vectoring) while supporting an array of home networking features, including integrated Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Gigabit Ethernet and VoIP.
Lantiq also claims that it has integrated functions into fewer die, so that OEMs using its chipset end up building with fewer individual components than with any other available chipset.
Lantiq also said that all ITU-T standard frequency band plans (Profile 8, 12, 17 and 30MHz) are supported from a single hardware CPE design, and systems can be engineered for the widest possible range of customer premises network functionality.
The chipset embodies the Lantiq AnyWAN system architecture, which pairs the company’s Xway GRX300 Communication Processor with the Xway VRX318 VDSL Transceiver chip.
The chipset is based on a dual-core CPU, and integrates VoIP engine, Gigabit Ethernet switch and Energy Efficient Gigabit Ethernet Phys.
The embedded carrier-grade 802.11n Wi-Fi subsystem with offloading capability allows minimum load on the main CPU while Lantiq’s beamforming technology provides long reach for home Wi-Fi coverage independent of the Wi-Fi client used.
Samples of the Xway VRX300 chipset are available now. Production ramp is scheduled for June 2013.